By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe was asked on Sirius XM NBA radio who would win in a series between the Philadelphia Sixers and the Kentucky Wildcats.

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“I’ll definitely take Kentucky,” Bledsoe said. “I think Philly would probably get maybe one game.”

Bledsoe, who will be in Philly to face the 0-11 Sixers on Friday night, said of the fans, “I know they’re going to be mad, but I love my Wildcats.”

Actually, Sixers fans agree with Bledsoe. Approximately 75-percent of fans voting on Thursday’s 94WIP Morning Show Audio Roadshow said a top college hoops team would indeed, beat the Sixers.

The 3-0 Kentucky Wildcats are the No. 1 ranked NCAA basketball team and carry a handful of potential NBA players. However, under NBA rules, Vegas says the Sixers would be 16-point favorites per @RJinVegas. If college rules applied in a game between the two teams, the spread would decrease to a ten-point line, and that would continue to diminish as the season progressed and Kentucky gained more experience.

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According to, based on 1,001 simulations on a neutral court, Kentucky would beat the Sixers 8.4% of the time, while Michigan State would actually beat the Sixers 10.1% of the time.

While it’s extremely unlikely and probably impossible for this game ever to happen, something tells me the ratings and attendance would be enormous.



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